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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am EST
>>> making news in america this morning, the re-election. president barack obama wins four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. i have never been more hopeful about america. >> with a resounding electoral win and a narrow nod in the popular vote, the president lays out his first priority for his second term. >> tonight, you voted for action. not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term.
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
. >> just two days to go in this historic campaign. in these final hours, is obama closing with a kick. do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation. how has hurricane sandy changed the race. and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and ed gillespie. >>> our power house roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, about 40% voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like this at polling stations. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolutely dead-heat. 48%. in the battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those mid western states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candida
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
closely-fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the vi
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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-american voters return enforce for barack obama this time? >> we're in the same spot as we were when bush was president. >>> and battleground road trip. the candidates are fighting tooth and nail for these girl scout moms and die hard cheese heads. so, "nightline" co-anchor bill weir hit the road in the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being depl
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
officials could be counting into the wee hour offense the morning. president obama watched the lks results in his home in chicago with his farmly -- family. governor mitt romney also watching the results behind closed doors with his family in boston. . >> it's question 5 here in maryland. this would allow congressal redistricting. the results show 37% of voters are against this. >> well, when it comes to race for the presidency, ohio is considered by most the most come pet tiff state -- competitive state. >> and joe is there as the vote tallies keep climbing but it's been close all night. >> all of the early ballots have been counted in this county. we're here at the board of elections in the city of clooeflgd and thus far the erltd voters look good for president obama. he has a significant lead over romney. both parties making surprise visits here in the city of cleveland, have been biden greeted at the airport earlier today and then made his way to the landmark restaurant which is act important restaurant here where he had lunch with with his family. meanwhile, across town, secret servic
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Nov 11, 2012 9:00am EST
florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after officials uncover his extramarital affair. . >> yes it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. she was so concerned, she contacted the fbi who according to our sources traced it back to paula broadwell. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic u sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being hacked. but the evidence never turned up to be compromise to intelligence. >> what more do they have to investigate now and why wasn't the white house told until this week? >> the fbi investigation is largely done and the early evidence there wil
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30am EST
fayette street. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic megan and charley over to you. >>> president obama gave a passionate victory speech in chicago early wednesday morning. celebrating the reelection to the white house. moving forward was a big part of the message encouraging americans to come together now as a nation. >> i believe we can see the future together because we are not as divide as our politics suggest we are not as critical as the pundits believe and we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. >> president obama won both the electoral vote and popular vote in the election. >>> mitt romney called president obama to congratulate him on reelection and the former massachusetts governor conceded defeat at his rally in boston. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to ernestly pray for him and for the great nation. thank y
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Nov 7, 2012 4:30am EST
have made me a better president. >> after campaigning for more than a year president obama wins the ultimate prize four more years in office now time to improve your history. >> same sex couples can marry in our state. >> we are at m and t bank stadium when democrats celebrated a recap of the best ticket in time when all elections were final coming up on this wednesday november 7th good morning maryland i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. we have you covered from the national to local events. >> time for a check of the forecast. it could be changing out there. let's check in with lynette. >> yes it's changing. we can see on maryland's most powerful radar seeing wet weather move in across the area. we look across the eastern shore right now and look at the pinks. so as you step out the door across the area a wintery mix that's the scenario continuing throughout the day and a switch over to snow as we go into the afternoon. we have a winter weather advisory posted for the areas here shaded in bluep this is in effect at 10 this morning until wednesday morning. so accumulations
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
be right back. . >>> the 2012 election is five days away but because of sandy president obama put campaigning on hold. instead he turned his attention to the victims of the storm, and now the recovery stage continues. political rivals are joining forces. here's. >> now a natural disaster has softened party lines in the form of an unlikely pairing. new jersey governor chris christie and democratic president barack obama toured the storm ravaged state of new jersey. >> i cannot thank the president enough for the his personal concern and compassion for our state. >> it's not the first time this week christie has offered praise for the president. obama is also applauding the governor. >> i think the people of new jersey recognize he has put his heart and soul into making sure the people of new jersey bounce back. >> it has created a stir. >> the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> christie is one of mitt romney's most outspoken supporters on the trail picked to give the keynote address at the republican national convention. >> real leaders don't follow polls.
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:30am EST
is running out. >> election day is tomorrow, president barack obama and mitt romney spending last few hours and days making final pitches to voters. more than half a dozen states barn storming since friday night. they are going to the critical ones, all eyes are on ohio, it's posed to be a state where it could determine everything. the news this morning is coming out of chicago, that's where we find tj winnick with the live team coverage. >>> election day may not be until tomorrow. 27million americans have cast they vote. a sign hof close the obama cane pain believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has 4e electoral votes. >> we are no longer relevant now. we are props. what has happened is now, the campaign falls on the 25 year old kids, out there knocking on doors and making phone calls. >> joined by bill clinton, who mocked mitt romney's pitch. >> don't pay attention to what our solutions are, be disappointed, look at me , i look like a president and talk like one. i'm telling you it's going to be all right if you elect me. >> they crisscrossed the batt
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. >>> and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. >>> and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republicans and democrats have signaled they're ready to talk. but there's a major hurdle. a showdown's looming in washington, even as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election, both
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
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ABC
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous crowd in colorado. and his wife ann romney. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you so very much, colorado. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument makes the case that he's the -- >> reach across the street to the neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. [ laughter ] >> and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> reporter: on the campaign plane, ann romney making a trip to the back of the plane. talking about the american people who are hurting, saying three more days
ABC
Nov 7, 2012 4:55am EST
obama a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was cry merrill fought in a handful of bate ground states -- be battled ground states. >> you -- battleground state. >> you the american people reminded us while our road hasbeen hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, wove fought or way back--- we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call but even if romney won the state obama still handlely beats him in the electrical college vote. the popular boat will likely be closer. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learned from you, and you have made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat republican challenger mitt romney after nabbing almost all of the 12 crucial battleground states. romney spoke to supporters to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i have just called president obama to congraduate him and his supporters and -- congratulate him a
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
midwest. and right now, it looks as if a last-minute surge could carry barack obama to four more years. while most of the east coast of the u.s. is still asleep, residents of dixville notch, a tiny town in new hampshire, cost the first votes in the presidential election. after 46 seconds of voting, president barack obama and mitt romney had each five votes. as americans prepare to vote, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows president obama pulling ahead by four points. at an emotional final rally monday night, the president asked iowa to help him finish what he started. >> iowa, we're here tonight because we have more work to do. we're not done, yet, on this journey. we've got more road to travel. >> reporter: the president's pitch earlier in the day, that he's the same idealist he ran as four years ago. >> you see the scars on me to prove it. you've seen the gray hair on my head, to show you. what it means to fight for change. >> reporter: for mitt romney, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you have rebuilt. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week un,000 titil e day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive rebuilding, christie welcomed the president's help. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me since before the storm hit. this its our sixth conversation since the weekend. and, it's, it's been a great working relationship. >> reporter: in such a tight race, romney couldn't afford to lose another day on the campaign trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a t
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
maryland. >> the election day is finally here. president obama and governor romney spent the last few months trying to persuade voters and now the choice is yours. >> question 4, 6 and question 7 all major initiatives on your ballot. you know what they mean? we will have a report explaining every thing you need to know before heading to the polls. >> the polls opened and closed in one new hampshire town. we will tell you which candidate is winning the race as of now on this tuesday november 6th it's election day good morning i am charley crowson. >> i am megan pringle. now a end to the ads you are probably tired of seeing and we will let you know everything you need to know as far as the election but you need to know what to prepare for as you go out the door. >> go out to the polls. lynette charles is standing by with a check of the forecast. >> more of the same where we dropped off yesterday. it's cold outside. look at temperatures. 33 degrees in glen burnie. ijamsville at 24 degrees this morning. we are in the 20s so because of this, we are dealing with the freeze warning once
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
because he was against saving the auto industry. >>ed to mr. obama launched a fresh attack accusing his rival of trying to this scare off voters. >> italians are going to build jeeps in china. >> chrysler said that is not true. there are no plans to move production to china. a rep said it was cynical campaign politics at its worst. >> both campaigns are trying to reach the magic number. no matter how you do the math with the eight battleground states it is clear ohio is the key. >> ohio is the tate -- state we need to win. this campaign hopes the enthusiasm they saw here will be seen across the state on election night. karyn travis, abc news, west chester ohio. >>> in maryland we have the potential to make history with some of our ballot questions. find everything you need to check out. prepare yourself. you can find it all on ab c 2 news.com/politics. >>> in our consumer alert some of you may be out there playing on your new ipad mini. they were out in stores today. it costs $329. the version that is out now features only wifi. come mid november, an update version will support 4g wirel
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
nearing the finish line. >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney are focusing on states expected to decide the outcome and barn storming since friday. >> t am on is in boston. >> reporter: good morning, today is the final day of campaigning, both sides say they can win. mitt romney hits up five states today. republican challenger, mitt romney, is closing the campaign, promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i will find the men and women on both sides of the aisle, who care more about the country than they do about politics. with polls showing the race a dead heat the campaign is focused on turnout, at this field office in ohio, volunteers call a list of voters who think they lean republican and others knock on doors. >> i haven't made up my mind yet. >> reporter: enthusiasm among the base and strength will carry them to victory tomorrow. there is the reality of the math. without ohio, romney's path to victory is difficult, he is making a late play for pennsylvania, traditionally democratic turf. president obama focuses on three states the campaign hopes will
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Nov 13, 2012 6:30pm EST
that he did nothing inappropriate. >> reporter: today the white house says the president obama still has faith in petraeus and allen. federal agents descended on the home of paula broadwell, gathering more material including a desktop computer, making sure she doesn't hold any classified information. and dave petraeus, once such a public hero, now forced into the shadows. while there is plenty of anger over petraeus' behavior with paula broadwell, the overwhelming reaction i have heard from troops is one of sadness mixed with pride for his years of leadership and hardship, diane, in this nation's wars. >> thank you so much, martha, for all your reporting on this. >>> but what about that woman in tampa martha mentioned front and center in the headlines. a wife and mother, jill kelley and abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross set out to learn how she forged such a close relationship with the general. >> reporter: as the home of the u.s. central command and the special operations command, access to the macdill air force base in tampa is closely guarded, but 37-year-old jill
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Nov 16, 2012 2:35am EST
. president obama, yesterday, paid his first visit to new york city since sandy hit and got a firsthand look at destruction on staten island, met with storm victims there and praised new yorkers for their toughness and resilience. >> half of the fatalities in the new york city area happened on staten island. they were really devastated. deadline issued to striking hostess workers has come and gone. and so far nobody is budging. >> that's it. hostess told employees if they did not get back to work by 5:00 p.m. eastern last night the company would move to shut its doors for good. the picket lines are still up. hostess says it will announce its next move later this morning. so, meantime, we are just left to savor, all of the goodness from hostess. what are these? obviously. twinkie here. the hohos. >> don't call me that. >> susie q. is that what it is called, zach. >> where is the ding-dong? you should know something about that. >> your favorite. >> dispel a myth. thought these didn't have a shelf life. they would stay good forever. >> have to grab my ding-dong. >> grab your ding-dong. >> sorry
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Nov 14, 2012 2:35am EST
obama will certainly face questions about the petraeus scandal during his new conference which happens late tire day at 1:30 eastern time. abc news, we will be providing live coverage with diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >>> there is a warning abut new fallout from hurricane sandy. higher taxes for new jersey residents who already pay the highest property taxes in the entire country. governor chris christie, crusader for lower taxes, now says the rebuilding has to be paid for and as he puts it, quote, there is no magic money tree. sandy of course, demolished new jersey beach towns, wrecked mass transit and left 2.7 million homes in the dark. >> he says the people who live in the towns that have been destroyed by hurricane sandy that will likely pay higher taxes. doesn't necessarily appear to be statewide. did sign into law, 2010, where he would not allow property taxes to be raised more than 2%. >> imagine that will not sit well. it is an expensive recovery. we will see. >>> the prostitution scandal threatening to tear about the seaside community will now be split in two. >> a
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Nov 18, 2012 9:00am EST
think the potential is there, however, president obama and others are doing their very best to see if they can't turn hamas' attacks off and the role of iron dome here should always be, remember, it's a very critical weapon system. >> which can to protect. >> protects israel against these rockets with a 90% success rate and the president and congress here are entitled to, i believe, a lot of credit for providing that system to israel. it's a very effective system. >> congressman king, i want to ask you whether you believe this will turn into a ground war and should it? is it the only way to stop those rockets? >> well, let me start off in a bipartisan order. i agree with senator levin. israel is our main ally in the middle east. israel has a right to defend itself. all of us republicans and democrats that stand with the president in supporting israel and, quite frankly, i'm not the military expert, i was a spec 5 in the army but having said that israel should do whatever it has to to defend itself. the president will work diplomatic channels and i'm not in a position nor do i want to
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
populated cities, knocked down from the ski. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink. christiane an may upon and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian militants continue firing rockets into israel, the military says almost 1,000 of them so far. the thick smoke of the israeli air strike in the middle of the most densely populated places on earth. this is the house that was hit. it has now completely collapsed, and it really is chaos around here. two bulldozers, emergency crews, really anybody around, digging through the rubble trying to find anybody who survived. the israeli military was hashgting ah ha
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Nov 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
obama and governor romney back out making their case to voters, as the clock ticks down. five days until americans go to the polls, your voice, your vote. and tonight, our brand new abc news/"washington post" poll shows this. the president with a one-point edge. he also got a big helpful endorsement today and i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor, anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: that's right. mayor michael bloomberg had criticized president obama in the past, said he was not going to endorse, today, he said he's endorsing the president because he believes he's best positioned to lead on the issue of climate change, which the mayor believes had an impact on this hurricane. that comes on top of that praise from governor chris christie, the republican governor of new jersey yesterday and the poll you cited shows that nearly 8 out of 10 americans think the president has done a good job handling this hurricane. >> what about the voters who are worried they're not going to be able to vote because of this storm? >> reporter: action is being taken already
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Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
this is a perfect reason to show it again. this is abigail evans. she's tired of barack obama and mitt romney. four years old, in tears. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> we spoke to abigail's mom, liz. they told us they don't even have a television. she's upset about the radio. >> she's a swing state. >> the election will be over soon, okay? >> okay. >>> taking a leap of faith. ♪ >> tacos, delicious food. >> thumbs up for me. >> canons can be fun in the right setting. why not combine the two? >> taco cannon? >> this is in austin, texas, and if you look right over here, there's a guy with a taco cannon shooting tacos into this crowd of people. they scramble for a taco that are, of course, wrapped up. what better way to have fun? >> better be really good taco. >> i don't care if it's a mediocre ta mediocre taco. >> baseball games, they shoot the hotdogs. they do this for fun. get free tacos shot at your face. >> that's literally getting your product out there. >> i'm surprised no injuries. >> funny if they shot the tacos, then the hot sauce. next time you're in austin,
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Nov 12, 2012 4:55am EST
opened in 1922. >>> president obama paid tribute to the country's veterans at arlington national cemetery. the president laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. in remarks afterwards he praised the sacrifice of american servicemen and women and their families. >> today, the proud nation expresses our gratitude but we do so mindful no ceremony or parade no hug or handshake is enough to truly honor the service. for that we must do more for that we must commit this day and every day to serving you as well as you served us. >> the president visited a section of the arlington national cemetery the burial ground for military personnel killed in a global war on terror since 2001. >>> investigators will be back in indianapolis in the neighborhood there to determine what caused a massive blast that leveled holes and killed two people. -- homes and killed two people. linda so joins us with the latest. are investigators any closer to finding out what caused this massive explosion. >> reporter: the congressman who represents the area says investigators have told him it was not a bo
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Nov 5, 2012 4:55am EST
the dream act. >>> tomorrow is election day and the push is on, president obama is bringing in star power for his day on the campaign trail. music legend, bruce springsteen will perform in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. jay-z will be performing a at the ohio state. michelle obama is expected to join her husband at his last stop in iowa. >>> mitt romney making stops in key states as well today. making his pitch to voters, he will be in florida, virginia and new hampshire, going to watch the returns in boston, he was in iowa and ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia yesterday campaigning. abc 2 news.com is the place for the election news and results. always check the latest news under the politics tab. >>> ravens are back in baltimore, coming off of a winks getting ready for sunday's game with oakland. what you need to know about yesterday. it happened on two drives. first of the game resulted in a touchdown for baltimore, in between then and the last five minutes of the fourth quarter it didn't look good at all. the ravens trailed the browns by one point for putting together a touchdown drive
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Nov 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
four years ago before president obama took office. the deal is set to go from 4 to 6 tonight. >>> we are in the home stretch of election day. that is for sure. it is less than a week away. it's on tuesday, be i that day -- but that day can not come soon enough for one little girl. >> i'm tired -- i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >> that's why you're crying? oh, it will be over soon, abby. okay? the election will be over soon. okay? >> okay. >> the girl's mother elizabeth evans said they were listening to npr on the way to the grocery store, and abigail started crying. well, npr got wind of this story and post add personal apology to abigail. the note went on to read "we must confess, the campaign has gone on too long. enough for us, too." so it looks like abigail is in good company. >> it's cute. >> it is cute. she's so cute. >> exactly. that's sweet. i mean, she echoes the sentiments of a lot of people, that's for sure. >> she said she wants to be an astronaut, by the way, not a politician, so just to clear that up. >> exactly. >> politics have soured on that littl
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am EST
spoke to president obama on friday just before the president went off to asia, and they are just hoping that this does resolve itself, but the conditions are still a little bit far apart. israel wants to make sure that hamas never fires another rocket into this state and also that it cannot be rearmed via the western sort of side of gaza, and hamas wants to make sure there are no more targeted assassinations, and it wants to be able to have the siege of gaza lifted, so conditions still quite far apart. >> delicate act of diplomacy. all right, christiane, we appreciate you reporting live for us this morning. thank you. >>> now let's check in with ron for a look at the other developing stories at this hour. >> hey, good morning to you, bianna and dan. >>> president obama arrived in thailand this morning, the first stop on an historic three-day visit to asia looking to develop a bigger presence there during his second term as a counterbalance to china. tomorrow he becomes the first sitting president to travel to myanmar, also known as burma, which had been under military rule until very re
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Nov 3, 2012 8:00am EDT
left until election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after what has been a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and federal relief is finally arriving for the people of staten island. i was out there this week. and the damage is astonishing. biblical, really. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city really look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers, waiting for so
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
results came in. president obama will serve a second term in office. >> democrats remain in control of the senate and republicans in the house. the senate will have the largest number of female members in its history. right here in maryland we saw voters heading to the polls in droves. many people were drawn by all the questions. question four the dream act. question six same-sex marriage and question seven on expanded blsmght the mayor said she felt confident except for one pooh honestly, i felt very good about the president's chances about question six. because of all the machine nip spent, i did not have confidence that question seven would carry. >> they approved measures on sus spptions of elected officials. >>> we're continuing to track the massive water main break and how it could affect your morning commute and superstorm sandy dumped more than a foot of snow on gather rete county. foontd out what wrergt conditions are on the way. >> 44 pat bwi. 16 degrees below our normal of 60. no two ding winner ---degree winner today. will it have anyor tricks up its sleeves? we answer c
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
, the last one before election day, boost obama? or bolster romney's claims on the economy? jake tapper is in ohio. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning from a barn outside columbus, george. that's right, with this race so close here in ohio, any major event could tip undecideds or soft voters into the obama camp or the romney camp. so, all eyes are on the jobs report in this nail-biter of an election. stumping for votes, the candidates leave no stone unturned. in west virginia, romney was heckled. >> what about the climate? that's what caused the storm. >> reporter: he did some heckling of his own against the president. >> the president said he was going to consider putting in place a secretary of business. i don't think that what we need is another government bureaucrat that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be helpful to have a president that actually understands job creation. >> reporter: as the president did in green bay, vegas, and boulder. fresh from hurricane sandy, he talked unity. >> there's no democrats or republicans dung a storm. just
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Nov 12, 2012 6:30am EST
. they will meet with president obama to talk about what needs to be done to avoid tax hikes and deep spending cuts. >> u.s. airlines is facing a serious pilot shortage as higher experienced requirements for new hires goes into effect next summer. this raises the cost and time to train new pilots. another issue is thousands of senior pilots will hit a mandatory retirement age of 65. >> some say they saw this coming. workers who make twinkies on strike at bakeries after hostess brands cut wages and benefits by more than 25%. the company warns a widespread strike could force it to liquidate. >> breast feeding policy are being announced. they hope hospitals will use the tips when talking to moms about breast feeding. recommendations are alined with baby friendly policies. >>> a study says exposure to cell phone radiation during pregnancy may lead to hyperactivity within a child. patients should be cautious about devices and it's recommended pregnant women hold phones away from the body. >>> 6:52. two weeks since sandy struck the east coast and this morning there's more than 100,000 peopl
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Nov 13, 2012 4:55am EST
about president obama being ree legislated and takes it -- re- elected and takes it out on her husband, she put him in the hospital. those stories and more coming up. >>> consumer news, retailers are pushing to get customers out to shop on thanksgiving day happy. the move l;up sets customers an clerks. they plan to open as early as 8:00 on thanksgiving night, on change dot original a employee started a petition to save thanksgiving for family. last year, a quarter of black friday shoppers were already at the stores in line by midnight, some showed up earlier. >>> what will your paycheck look like next year. >> congress gets back to work on the fiscal cliff. talking to an economics expert about how it could impact you. >>> a police officer is in big trouble, a live report with new information after the officer is accused of sexual misconduct. >> retired state trooper breaks up a convenient store robbery, it's caught on camera. >>> your home isn't where you're happiest. new findings about healthy living depending on where you live. good morning, i'm charley crowson. >> i'm megan
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers, democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. >> welcome. semi colon club, tell me your story, you are a two-time survivor of colon cancer, remarkable. >> the story goes goes back when i was younger, i was growing up through my teens, i had in napster bowel disease, kept on top of for a lot of years, inflammatory bowel disease, kept on top of it for years, and not it cured its self. then 9 years ago, diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, had surgery. and that's kind
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Nov 16, 2012 6:30pm EST
, president obama met today with top congressional leaders about working together on that looming fiscal cliff. everyone emerged saying the meeting was, quote, constructive. bipartisan. house minority leader nancy pelosi, who sat down with abc's martha raddatz, said she's confident a solution is within reach. >> one of everybody wants to make the best effort to get this done. hopefully that is possible. hopefully it is possible by the middle of december, so the confidence of the markets and most importantly, the confidence of the consumers, returns to infuse our economy with demand, which creates jobs. >> and we will see more of nancy pelosi and martha when martha sits in for george stephanopoulos sunday morning, hosting "this week." >>> and tonight, a town in west texas is grieving. it was supposed to be a celebration of veterans but that turned into a tragedy when the freight train smashed into a parade float. the parade float was stuck on the tracks in midland, texas, and then a screen described as a war zone, when heroes of war became heroes once again. army veterans pushing t
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Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
time since winning reelection president obama will meet with congressional leaders to talk about the efforts to avoid him. the president wants any deficit reduction plan to include tax increase on the wealthy. republican leaders say they will accept the new tax revenue but they are not going to accept higher tax. if no deal is reached by the end of the calendar year there will be automatic tax increases also deep spending cuts you and i can look forward to affecting our bottom line on our paychecks. >>> former cia director petraeus is expected to testify today about the attacks on the u.s. consulate benghazi libya. maryland congressman spoke to reporters after the hearing. >> i think once the members were able to see the timeline and things that occurred, i think in the end, the assessment is the same. that as it relates to benghazi you had a group of extremists who took advantage of a situation and unfortunately we lost four american lives. >> we will have more on in a live report from d.c. on good morning maryland at 6:30. >> don't -- >>> don't be alarmed if you hear loud noises. t
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Nov 15, 2012 4:55am EST
going to see it firsthand. president obama will neat with neighbors who are -- meet with neighbors who are recovering from the first responders who helped so many victims in crisis and still a lot of people in the area who don't have power and it's cold. lynette. i know people are waiting for the lights to come on. >> oh yes megan. it's been day after day after day, weeks after weeks. so enough is enough. cold temperatures out there. we're even talking about cold temperatures here. and we have some clouds around this morning. that could linger even into the afternoon. a few peeks of some sunshine but right now, if this -- these clouds helping those temperatures really not drop like a rock because basically they just insulate us. what's going on as i pull out the big picture here, well we have some rain down to the south. this disturbance is the one that's bringing the clouds in here for this morning. and also this afternoon. and here are these temperatures coming in at 35-degrees in columbia. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesavetraffic with lauren cook. good morning. >>> good
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00am EDT
honest, but it's -- you know, i'll probably vote for obama. i don't care whether your republican or democrat. when you get down at this level, you know, you're american and you are going to look out for your friends. ♪ >> thanks to bill weir there. and thank you for watching abc news. hope you check in for "good morning america". they'll have the latest on sandy's aftermath. we're always online, abcnews.com. jimmy kimmel is next. see you tomorrow. >>> up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live" from brooklyn. jon stewart and stephen colbert. >> did you guys know that stephen and i met on j-date? did you know? >> cousin sal's halloween in brooklyn. >> yeah, you did it! all right! open your bag. there you go. >> and music from the avett brothers with the brooklyn philharmonic. an all-new "jimmy kimmel live" from brooklyn, coming up next. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel. i'm here in brooklyn where guillermo and i are about to shoot a commercial for subway. guillermo was training for the ing new york city marathon. i'm his coach. but what he doesn't know is that i'm going to intentionall
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00am EST
that have nothing to do with politics. lakers fire coach mike brown, nice work on unemployment, obama. we don't go on facebook to hear you pontificate. we go on facebook to find out how fat our exes got. that person. unfriend. another one, the instagrame, pseudo artsy photographs of the food they order. and feet. picture of dinner. picture of their feet. picture of their dinner. picture of their feet. dinner. feet. dinner. feet. sunset. feet in front of the sunset. unfriend. next person. the super model. this is the girl who posts lots of candid photos of herself that and candidate at all in which she looks very sexy in every day situations. at the dmv. another day at the office. snack time. we get it. you are hot. you are unfriended. it's easy. and it will make you feel great. it's look cleaning out your attic, instead of clothes, instead of throwing out clothes you are throwing out people. to help others understand national unfriend day, i am asking you to send me a video, 20 second or less, and why you are losing your least favorite face book friend. record the video on the web-cam
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
morning about how president obama is hoping to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year's end when massive spending cuts kick in and tax cuts expire. before he sits down with congressional leaders this friday the president has invited union leaders and corporate executives to the white house to get their takes on a possible compromise. republicans say higher tax rates are not an option. >>> meantime, a new concern for the financial markets, japan's economy, the world's third largest shrank 3.5% last quarter. a sign that japan may now already be in recession. >>> and finally, a major embarrassment for britain's iconic beef eaters. those guards that stand guard in london. the somehow, the thief managed to scale the walls here and steal the keys to the tower, including the key that unlocks the draw bridges. guards reportedly saw the burglar but couldn't leave their positions to chase him. they radioed a night watchman but got no response. we're told the queen's jewels, inside the tower, were never at risk. ohm to amy. >>> autism is estimated to affect 1 out of every 88 children b
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Nov 6, 2012 11:35pm EST
referendum on that? >> no, i think obama has a plan in mind and there's nothing wrong with that. it's going move things around and organize health care in a better way. >> i wonder, what do you make of the celebration, especially as we called barack obama. >> it's awesome. >> is it what you thought it would be? >> it's great. >> two satisfied voters. if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me in time square tonight. >> let's go to ron bron stein now. there's so much we'll learn about the parties. one fact i want to throw out at you as you reflect on this victory. you look at the last six elections, democrats have won the popular vote five out of six times just as the republicans did before. the margins hadn't been as big but thaifr been behind this growing groups, minorities, young people, the million yal generation and the college educated white women. it is a coalition that continue toss grow in sxiez allows democrats to overcome very weak performances. you look at florida and virginia where he's right in there punching, he's winning well under 40% of white
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Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
-new abc news/"washington post" poll which shows a late game surge for president obama. polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the fi
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
take you inside the end game, the obama campaign, their secret to get out the vote here in ohio. the romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. uni vision's jorge ramos and the hispanic vote. plus, the new poll, who is ahead? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. mrmg ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> a day of heartbreak at an american zhoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern fire wall. romney need
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Nov 6, 2012 6:30pm EST
night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barack obama, how are you? [ laughter ] i'm doing -- you know -- i don't think she knows it's me. >> reporter: his message has been one of staying the course. forward. painted himself as a warrior for the middle class. >> are you fired up? >> all: fired up. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: but today another message, an olive branch. >> i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> reporter: later today joined by scottie pippen and his old friends the president played basketball, an election day superstition. he did not do so the day of the 2008 new hampshire primary and has not repeated that mist
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Nov 6, 2012 5:30am EST
president obama or make mitt romney the next president. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: president obama and republican candidate mitt romney made the last appeals to voters before election day. during a stop in columbus ohio, obama asked for four more years in the white house. >> the reason why we are here is because we got more work to do. our work is not yet done.>> reporter: romney said it's time for new leadership. >> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. and to solve problems. he hasn't. i will. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan echoed that thought while campaigning in to set for this. we can do better than this. this may be the best that barack obama can offer but this is not the best america can have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden told the crowd in sterling virginia that obama is the best choice. >> prtion elections are all about character. -- presidential elections are about character the most important infreedient to lead the nation and world and president obama has the character of his convictions. >> reporter:
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props because what's happened is now, the campaign falls on this 25-year-old kids who are out there knocking on doors making phone calls. >> reporter: joined by bill clinton who mocked mitt romney's speech. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are. just be disappointed. look at me, i look like a president and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's going to all be all right if you let me. >> reporter: with one day to go until the election, the candidates crisscross the battleground states. governor romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't settle. we build. we aspire. we dream. we can do better. >> reporter: romney is even making a play for traditionally democratic pennsylvania. the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battleground state o
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Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm EST
>>> tonight on "nightline," anatomy of a victory. it's four more years for president obama, but the more dramatic story is who got him there. it was a history-making election, where blacks, hispanics and single women made themselves heard like never before. >>> another storm. tonight, powerful winds, snow and rain are barrelling down on the already punch drunk east coast, forcing mandatory evacuations on the heels of superstorm sandy's devastation. we are on the ground in the hardest hit communities. >>> and, biting apple. lukewarm sales for the new ipad mini. stock prices crumbling to a five-month low. are competitors finally getting the best of the house that jobs built? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 7th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. well, as the happy obama family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie l
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